The following article appeared in the July/August 2013 edition of “Doctor”, a newsletter to GPs and Specialists
MONTSERRAT ACQUIRES SUNSHINE COAST HAEMATOLOGY and ONCOLOGY CLINIC
Montserrat Day Hospitals has acquired the Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic.
Headed up by Clinical Haematologist and Medical Oncologist, Dr John Reardon, the Clinic has been the premium provider of haematological and medical oncological services on the Sunshine Coast for over a decade.
The uniquely personalised level of care provided at the clinic has seen the Sunshine Coast cancer centre recognised in various industry awards over the years and has become a favourite amongst both patients and families of cancer sufferers.
It was their philosophy of treating every patient like family that drew them to the Montserrat Day Hospitals business, which has been family owned for the past 17 years, and operates in several other locations, either via its own facilities or with remote specialist services.
Commenting on the acquisition, Montserrat Chairman and retired Gastroenterologist Dr Peter Stephenson said, “Whilst Montserrat was always looking to expand, it only wanted to do so with like-minded physicians and clinics and that Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic provided a unique opportunity.”
The incorporation of Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic into Montserrat will shortly see the rollout of Montserrat’s new Haematology and Oncology division into their other clinics in South East Queensland (Gaythorne, North Lakes and Indooroopilly).
Over the past 18 months, Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic has expanded with the commencement of Dr Hong Shue (Medical Oncologist) and Dr Sorab Shavaksha (Clinical Haematologist), who are now also providing services at their Maroochydore location, Plans are already afoot for upgraded premises in the next few years.
With new National Standards across Australia adding to the increased pressures on smaller private facilities, Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic will now fall under the Montserrat umbrella, which offers a broad base of support to the clinic, nursing staff and physicians, and will expand Montserrat’s growing footprint into the Sunshine Coast region.
Montserrat also plans to expand its well-known Gastroenterology service further North over the next 18 months into the Sunshine Coast region.
In 2012, Montserrat opened its new North Lakes Day hospital, which has grown at a record breaking rate, drawing established specialists impressed with the benefits of its unique patient flow design that reduces patient treatment times.
Montserrat CEO, Ben Korst, said “ The patient satisfaction surveys being collected on site and via their website are a testament, not just to the design but the quality and enthusiasm of the staff that live and work locally.”